Higher science requirement

Some undergraduate courses require specific GCSE grades in particular subjects. We refer to these requirements as ‘profiles’.

Higher science profile requirements

To meet this profile, you need at least a B in GCSE Science.

If you do not have this grade, you need to meet at least one of the below requirements. We consider these UK qualifications to be equivalent to the specified GCSE grade.

QualificationGrade
Non-reformed GCSE Biology, Chemistry or Physics  B
Non-reformed GCSE Double Science  BB
Reformed GCSE Biology, Chemistry or Physics (England)  4 or 5
Reformed GCSE Combined Science (Synergy or Trilogy)  B
Reformed GCSE Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Wales and Northern Ireland) B
Reformed GCSE Double Award Science (Wales and Northern Ireland)  B
IGCSE Biology, Chemistry or Physics  B
IGCSE Sciences - Co-ordinated (Double)  BB
O Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics  B
IB Biology, Chemistry or Physics Standard Level  5
IB Biology, Chemistry or Physics Higher Level  4
AS-level Biology, Chemistry or Physics  B
A-level Biology, Chemistry or Physics  C
SQA Standard Grade Biology, Chemistry or Physics  2
SQA National 5 Biology, Chemistry or Physics  B
SQA Higher Biology, Chemistry or Physics  B
SQA Advanced Higher Biology, Chemistry or Physics  C

We will also consider non-UK qualifications at an equivalent level. If your qualification is not listed above, you should include your full educational history with your application.

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